Work the Wait

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The July-August 2008 edition of Today’s Christian Woman (a Protestant publication) had the following article by Stephanie Voiland:

Work the Wait

How I make the most of God’s delays

When will I get my turn to hang a white dress in my closet?” I mumbled as I hung up my fourth bridesmaid dress last summer. A single 29-year-old, I’d watched friend after friend join the ranks of “Mrs.”; I couldn’t help but wonder, How much longer, God?

As I contemplated my life’s many delays, I realized I don’t like waiting—and I’m not very good at it. But I wanted to grow during my waiting seasons rather than become bitter or lose faith. So I asked God to show me how he’s working through these divine delays.

Reminders of Redemption

Sometimes, a wait seems to have no apparent reason. The delay is simply the product of a sin-ravaged world…

The Timing of Trust

Strangely, it’s in the bleakest waiting moments that God’s intervention manifests itself most clearly. Sometimes, those miracles are glamorous. We receive the perfect job, the physical healing, the necessary funds—and the wait is over.

But other times, God does the miracle in us…

A Compassionate Presence

Often a wait seems long when life doesn’t unfold according to our agendas. But sometimes God has amazing reasons for a delay.

I mainly posted the above article because of the title. Jesus told us to wait and to do the work until He returns.

That is what I strive to do, that is what the Living Church of God strives to do, and that is what I pray that readers of this page will do.

Several articles of possibly related interest may include:

Women and the New Testament Church Were women important in the New Testament Church? Which women and how were they involved?
Priscilla and Aquila An early Christian married couple from Rome who moved to Asia Minor.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Are You Saved? Do You Love Jesus? What is a True Christian? What is the Gospel? Evangelist Richard Ames answers those important questions.
Getting the Gospel Out is More than a Local Job Discusses Biblical rationale for doing an international, and not just a local, work.
How Much Did You Cost? Some have complained that the total costs spent to proclaim the gospel as a witness is too high since it does not (in their opinion) result in enough conversions. Is that how God sees it?
The Temple and the Work This article discusses the two temples of the Old Testament and gives insight as to their possible relevance to the situation which has impacted the Church during this past decade or so. It also answers the question, does a physical temple need to be built in Jerusalem before Christ returns?
Parable of the Mustard Seed Jesus told many parables. Why? What might this one mean?
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from evangelists?

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